Sunday, July 23, 2017

Welcome to the Snapdragon Part of Life

This year my best friend from childhood, Cindy, and I celebrate FIFTY-SIX years of friendship as last week she turned the big
6 0!
With two other special girlfriends also celebrating this milestone, I wanted make several detailed cards that would be appropriate for their special days.   I just love this Whimsy stamp, Dreamy Dragon designed by favorite designer Sylvia Zet. So here's the card front for Cindy's card ... and wait until you see the sentiment that makes it perfect!




  Inside the sentiment says ~

Welcome to the 
Snapdragon 
part of Life ~
the parts that
haven't snapped
are Draggin'!

This sentiment stamp is a DRS Designs Rubber Stamp. How funny is that.. and appropriate!

Here are the other two cards that I sent to my special girlfriends ~ 

DeeDee, brought together through church youth and high school cheer leading and we raised our first baby's closely together for a good while ~ 
And Judy who I knew mostly through sports during the school years... but later in life became my sister-in-law!  What a blessing!

 
 All images are Copic colored on Neenah card stock and cut with the Gina Marie stitched circle dies.

Thank you for stopping by today to enjoy these special birthday cards.  
Serving a Risen Savior ~ Pam 

This posting will appear on the following sites:
Whimsy Stamps LLC, Stamping Outlet, Stamp Junkies, Christian Card Makers, Karle's Passion, Card Making Tips, Crazy 4 Challenges and on my personal site Not Just Scraps where you can contact me to place an order to purchase this card.



 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Today is All We Need To Nurture


For most of my working career, I held various jobs that required lots of planning and scheduling. That came natural to me, and probably you to ~ as Mom's and Wives ~ raising our family or simply taking care of our fur babies, we plan and schedule our lives.  So when does it become excessive? At what point can you not relax and just go with the flow of the day's activities? 
Where is the balance?

Today's card ~ from Unity Stamps ~ reminds us in many circumstances, 
Today is All We Need to Nurture.


This past week, right in the middle of buying a new home, just when the time has finally arrived to start packing, the Lord has opened a door of opportunity for me.  An opportunity for travel, for meeting new people, learning new skills, and who knows what else.  It wasn't planned or scheduled and yes, it's a bit overwhelming.  But I know it is the path that He has laid out for me for Today and that is what makes it amazing.

May your  TODAY be blessed as you give thanks to the Lord for His abundant Grace.
Serving a Risen Savior ~ Pam





Thursday, July 20, 2017

ATCM Weekend Challenge ~ National COW Appreciation Day

Now I 'm sure that most of you reading this stopped last Saturday, July 15th and told a COW how much you appreciated them!
But it's another fun, silly challenge to use for card makers 
and was the weekend challenge for us on 


Just a cute little quick card with an older Stampin Up set and copic coloring.  I used the Creative Memories tag punch for the sentiment, but then threaded it through a fish tail die to add the pointed bottom before mounting with the the hot pink metal flower on top. 

I bet you can think of several friends that this card would be perfect for!  This and other handmade cards can be ordered at Not Just Scraps.  
Thank you for stopping by and following my blog.
Serving a Risen Savior ~ Pam